|Full name||William Silva de Carvalho|
|Date of birth||7 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Luanda, Angola|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Sporting CP|
|2011||→ Fátima (loan)||13||(3)|
|2012–2013||→ Cercle Brugge (loan)||48||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Luanda, Angola, Carvalho moved to Portugal as an infant, and joined Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system at the age of 13. He made his official debut with the first team on 3 April 2011, playing six minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Vitória S.C. for the top division championship, then spent six months on loan to C.D. Fátima in the third level.
Still owned by the Lisbon side, Carvalho played one 1/2-seasons with Cercle Brugge K.S.V. in the Belgian Pro League, where he featured alongside several Sporting teammates in the same predicament. He returned for the 2013–14 campaign, being a defensive mainstay for newly appointed coach Leonardo Jardim.
Carvalho scored his first goal for Sporting on 27 October 2013, netting the 1–1 equalizer in an eventual 1–3 loss at F.C. Porto.
Carvalho made his debuts with the Portuguese under-21 team on 15 October 2012, in a 0–1 friendly loss with Ukraine. He scored twice during the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifiers, in home wins against Norway (5–1) and Israel (3–0).
Carvalho was first summoned by full side manager Paulo Bento in November 2013, for the 2014 FIFA World Cup playoffs against Sweden. He gained his first cap in the second leg on the 19th, coming on as a 73rd-minute substitute in a 3–2 away triumph (4–2 on aggregate).
- "Sporting empresta William Carvalho ao Fátima" [Sporting loans William Carvalho to Fátima] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "William Carvalho vervangt Neto bij Cercle Brugge" [William Carvalho follows Neto to Cercle Brugge] (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "William Carvalho encanta Jardim" [William Carvalho delights Jardim] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Portugal hit back to floor Norway". UEFA.com. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Portugal make light work of Israel". UEFA.com. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Bento: 'No favourites' for Portugal-Sweden tie". UEFA.com. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Ronaldo hat-trick takes Portugal past Sweden". UEFA.com. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.